The South Burnett railway was one of the first branch lines built in Queensland. Originally used for agriculture and commercial freight as well as passenger public transport.
The last train officially traveled along the line in 2004 and as the line was no longer used closed in 2010. This made way for the re-birth of the railway line as a rail trail.
Located less than three hours from Brisbane, the 60km rail trail travels through beautiful countryside, quaint little creeks, across historical wooden bridges and passes through five major towns.
This easily accessible, varied and unique rail trail offers close proximity to towns and villages. Each offer their unique experiences and places to explore, including historic landmarks and buildings, art galleries, museums, food and wine, shopping and markets.
Walk, run or cycle with ease from Murgon to Kingaroy with 44km of bitumen making the South Burnett Rail Trail the longest sealed rail trail in Queensland.
From Murgon the rail trail meanders through Wondai State Forest where native eucalypt forests and vast woodlands communities grow. With plenty of Australian wildlife out and about it’s your chance to get up close to wallabies, kangaroos and native birds in their natural surroundings.
Situated alongside the rail trail is the award winning Wondai Timber Museum , take in the awe-inspiring ‘Wagon Camp’ diorama or simply stop for refreshment at the many café’s and hotels.
The rail trail begins or ends at the peanut capital of Queensland – Kingaroy. You can tackle the entire trail from either direction, or pick a short section starting at one of the many towns.
Whether you’re seeking adventure or looking to get back to nature, the South Burnett Rail Trail is for you.